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Freer Percussion authentic Cloyd Duff #3 replica.
These are the only authentic and licensed reproductions of Duff’s original set of mallets available exclusively from Freer Percussion direct.
One of the most imitated American timpani mallet lines in history, this new replica version of the Cloyd Duff #3 model features the following:
12.2-13mm premium bamboo shaft 15″ long
Hand finished with four coats of sealer, lathed round butt end and laser engraved logo
1″ CNC machined maple core for precision and consistency with slightly rounded edges
Base felt is a high grade all wool adhesive felt 1mm thick
Cartwheel covering is Soft German felt very tightly sewn, mounted and finished completely by hand by one Amish family with great attention to details. All mallets personally inspected and tested by Tom Freer
The iconic Duff three general mallet. Probably the most imitated timpani mallet in history. This replica version of the Duff three is as close to the original as possible to date. An all around general mallet that can do pretty much anything you want it to depending on your touch. Produces a very clean and warm sound. For general playing in all registers of all timpani regardless of make, model or type of heads. Its sound can be described as general, legato, smooth, clean and of a beautiful quality. Maple core with soft German felt tightly wrapped. A necessity for all students and professional timpanists who desire a mallet that has been used and proven for over 75 years. An incredibly versatile, handmade replica timpani mallet made to last your entire career.
Hickory shaft, convex felt core extra hard felt cloth cover, staccato mallet. Also known as “Freer greens” these have now found their way into hundreds of timpani players cases and have become a standard for nearly 1000 customers.